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The Great Way is an epic fantasy trilogy about a supernatural invasion that destroys an empire.
The Great Way is an epic fantasy trilogy about a supernatural invasion that destroys an empire.
The Great Way is an epic fantasy trilogy about a supernatural invasion that destroys an empire.
1,206 backers pledged $50,056 to help bring this project to life.

Stretch Goal: Mask Unlocked!


Wow, you guys.

Just wow. We passed 1,000 backers. Everyone pledging at the $12 level or higher will get a ebook of my short fiction collection, which will include a copy of the Twenty Palaces short story "The Home Made Mask," along with a whole helluva lot of other new short fiction.

And that's it for me! I'm out of stretch goals here. People who want a Twenty Palaces rpg supplement already have the Voidcallers entry in the FATE Toolkit; as far as I'm concerned, that covers summoning magic and predators better than I could. And an audiobook is just not my strength.

So let's try something Fred Hicks suggested:

Stretch Goal: You

Do you have a something you want to offer as a stretch goal? Some Twenty Palaces fanfiction or art? Art for one of the other pieces of short fiction I've been selling online?

Maybe you would like to make a Twenty Palaces/Voidcallers supplement for a different game system? Maybe it's a game system you created (I've heard from more than one of you about home-brewed system).

Hell, maybe you want to use these numbers to motivate yourself for your own writing: "Whatever dollar amount the campaign reaches will be the number of words I write by the end of the year."

Or some moody music? Or anything? It's the 21st century, a time when anyone can be a creator. If you want to make something and share it with the rest of us, drop a note into the comments section of this update. Let us know what your goal is and what you'll do, and I'll find a way to share it with everyone when you're ready to share it.

Obviously, I'd rather people not use this as an opportunity to send me a link to their entire Kindle backlist, if you know what I mean, but if you want to create something cool (or do something cool) then please join in.

Again, thank you.

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    1. Gareth Hodges on October 19, 2013

      That sounds awesome, Sean!

    2. Sean Holland on October 19, 2013

      I will write a Twenty Palaces fanfic piece set in the trenches of the Great War and include FATE stats for the main character, villains and monsters (and maybe even Pathfinder states for the monsters too if I am feeling bold).

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      David Hines on October 19, 2013

      At 1200 backers, I will write a Twenty Palaces fanfic story.

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      Heikki Ketola on October 19, 2013

      Well, lets put it this way. I could actually make it for everyone just to celebrate this awesone book. My goal is 1100 backers.

    5. Creator Harry Connolly on October 19, 2013

      Thank you to everyone who has offered stretch goal rewards so far. I think they're all great and I'm tremendously grateful.

    6. Cliff Hicks on October 19, 2013

      Sure, I'll pitch in. If we hit 1200 backers, I'll make my first novel, "Escaping Heaven," ( free for a week, so all backers can get a bit more free fiction, and I'll also write a short story set in the Twenty Palaces universe. I need something to write in December anyway... :)

    7. Gareth Hodges on October 18, 2013

      I'll match Fred Hicks at 1200 Backers with a Voidcaller/Twenty Palaces campaign setting for the Napoleonic invasion of Egypt in 1798. Why did Napoleon bring so many scientists and scholars on a military campaign? What did he really want from the vaults of the Knights of Malta? What was on the other half of the Rosetta Stone? And what happens when you feed a Golem-Flesh-enhanced mummy the blood of a thousand slaughtered Mamlukes...

      Hope this interests people!

    8. Eden, Castle Rat Sweeper of Valoria on October 18, 2013

      Backed for more Fate content! Just need 170 more Fate fanatics in here and we'll hit the magic 1200.

    9. Justin D. Jacobson on October 18, 2013

      Two things you need to know about me. First, I have a great speaking voice. Second, I've been looking for the opportunity and motivation to break into audiobook recording. This looks like both.

      So, if we get to 1200 backers, I will record a short story of Harry's choosing and make it publicly available. This could either be one of Harry's own stories or a public domain story of his choosing.

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      ron fricke on October 18, 2013

      Awesome Fred! As a fan of Twenty Palaces and Fate, I hope we get to 1200!

    11. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions on October 18, 2013

      Okay, here's the stretch goal!

      At 1200 backers, Fred Hicks and Rob Donoghue will work together, using the Voidcallers and other Fate System Toolkit elements to create an expanded Voidcallers game, using that magic system as its core feature, but including character creation rules, sample stunts, and more suited to playing a game in the Twenty Palaces setting.

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      Heikki Ketola on October 18, 2013

      I will make a theme music for the series for everyone who has pledged over 12$. I will post a link here...?
      Just wait one week and I'm done.

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      Heikki Ketola on October 18, 2013

      I could offer some music. Maybe a theme for the series?

    14. Fred Hicks / Evil Hat Productions on October 18, 2013

      I have an idea for a stretch goal to offer, but I need to check with a potential collaborator first.